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Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” To Be Inducted Into The Grammy Hall Of Fame


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Guns N’ Roses‘ 1987 debut album “Appetite For Destruction” has made its way into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. That enduring hard rock classic indelibly changed the rock landscape and was last certified 18x multi-platinum in the United States alone back in 2008.

The album is one of ten recordings being inducted into the aforementioned hall, with an official ceremony to be held at The Novo in Los Angeles, CA tomorrow, May 21st. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. commented:

“We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall Of Fame in its 50th year. The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

This year’s album inductions include:

  • Guns N’ Roses – “Appetite For Destruction
  • De La Soul – “3 Feet High And Rising
  • Buena Vista Social Club – “Buena Vista Social Club
  • Lauryn Hill – “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Single inductions:

  • Donna Summer – “I Feel Love
  • Charley Pride – “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’
  • Wanda Jackson – “Let’s Have A Party
  • Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra – “Ory’s Creole Trombone
  • The Doobie Brothers – “What A Fool Believes
  • William Bell – “You Don’t Miss Your Water

Eligibility for induction hinges on recordings, ‘that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old.’ The complete list of inducted recordings thus far can be found via grammy.com.

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